par Vallard, Annabel
Editeur scientifique King, Victor T.
Référence Unesco in Southeast Asia, World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective, NIAS Press, Copenhagen, page (35-53)
Publication Publié, 2015-06-01
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : Based on an ethnographical approach, this chapter examines the case of textile industry in the city of Luang Prabang (Lao PDR) listed in 1995 by virtue of its status as former royal capital renowned for its Buddhist culture and its vernacular architecture interwoven with French colonial influences. Taking examples from villages, market places, night bazaars and art galleries, it focuses on the reconfigurations that textile production, distribution and consumption have experienced over the last fifteen years in relation to the inscription of Luang Prabang as a Unesco world heritage site. It emphasizes notably the reallocation of textiles and spaces through various devices whether commercial, legal or even artistic that had been promoted and funded by international agencies (such as Asia Urbs) in relation with local technical office linked to Unesco (Heritage House). In this context of renew opportunities that emerge not only at a local or regional scale but also at the national and international, it explores processes of cooperation and negotiation, and also rivalries and tensions that arise among individuals and commercial spaces dedicated to textiles, sometimes in relation to institutions.